DAP 2014 PP – Trade

Desired Applicant Profile – Trade Policy Design, Analysis and Negotiation
Target group
  • You are a national of an eligible country.
  • You are a mid- to senior-level professional working in the field of trade policy, practice, research or reform.
  • You are currently employed in a trade ministry, national/regional trade organisation, policy/research institution, civil society organisation or a private company.
  • You have a clear of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve trade policy, practice, research or reform in your home country.
  • You must meet the age restriction requirements for your country.
  • You must meet the work experience requirements for your country.
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the Short Course.
  • As this course will be delivered in English, an appropriate level of language proficiency is required, such that Awardees will be able to participate fully and benefit from the course.
  • You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria outlined below.
  • Female candidates and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
Support service options
  • Special needs assistance as deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
General eligibility criteria for Africa Fellowship applicants
To be eligible for an Africa Fellowship, applicants must:
  • have citizenship of and currently be living in the country of your nationality;
  • not be married to/or be a de facto of, or engaged to be married to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • satisfy any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country and/or government of citizenship;
  • satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration Border Protection (DIBP) for a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) student visa;
  • satisfy any specific admission requirements of the institution at which the Short Course is to be undertaken; and
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Applicants must inform the Australian Government of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with the managing contractor at the time of application.

Course details

  • Trade negotiation skills, presentation and communication skills
  • Use of tools, models and data for economic and trade analysis
  • The use, design, evaluation and interpretation of economic research
  • The preparation of policy briefs, memos and submissions

Policy development

  • International trade economics and the role of trade liberalisation
  • Subsidies, tariffs and other trade remedies – policy objectives and economic implications
  • Industrial policy and export diversification – policy objectives and economic implications
  • The World Trade Organisation – key concepts, agreements, debates and challenges
  • Free trade agreements – policy objectives and economic/social implications
  • Regional integration – policy objectives and economic/social implications
  • Investment promotion strategies
  • The links between trade, poverty reduction and sustainable development – Millennium Development Goals
  • Practical case studies on trade in agriculture, trade in services and the implementation of regional trade agreements


  • The course is anticipated to run for eleven weeks.
  • Africa Fellowships will be delivered between July 2014 and March 2015.
  • Africa Fellowships are an intensive learning experience.

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